Barcelona dug deep for a slim 2-1 win over Getafe within the Spanish high flight on Sunday with Dutch striker Memphis Depay offering the winner.
Getting used to life with out celebrity Lionel Messi, Barcelona have seven factors from three video games together with Actual Madrid, Sevilla, Valencia and Mallorca.
Champions Atletico Madrid, nevertheless, can go high on 9 factors later Sunday in the event that they beat Villarreal at house.
Barcelona bought off to a fast begin as Roberto prodded house a Jordi Alba cross in simply the second minute at Camp Nou.
However Getafe didn’t buckle and Sandro Ramirez fired house a neat snap shot after a fast one-two on 18 minutes.
Dressed all in black, Barca boss Ronald Koeman lower a nervous determine on the sidelines as he pointed and shouted directions with Frenkie de Jong and Sergio Busquets bossing midfield.
De Jong then offered the killer go for the winner.
Timing his run completely, Depay fired house a low drive from the left of the six-yard field to place Barca again forward on the half hour.
Depay got here closest to scoring one other with an acrobatic volley late on, however the former Manchester United and Lyon striker now has two objectives and an help from three Liga video games.
Earlier than Atletico’s late match, Cadiz tackle Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano host Granada.
On Saturday, Dani Carvajal’s second-half objective gave Actual Madrid a 1-0 win at Actual Betis as Carlo Ancelotti’s males rode their luck.
Madrid now have seven factors from their opening three video games after a vivid begin to the season, whereas the reported potential signing of Kylian Mbappe may give them one other increase earlier than the tip of the switch window on Tuesday.
Ancelotti, who returned to the membership after the resignation of Zinedine Zidane, has seen a few of his harder selections repay up to now, with Gareth Bale and Isco impressing after being introduced again into the fold.
Youssef En-Nesyri’s header secured Sevilla a 1-1 draw at Elche which saved Julen Lopetegui’s males unbeaten after three video games.
Sevilla are hoping to launch one other title problem this time period after falling away late final season to complete fourth.
Elsewhere, 19-year-old Ander Barrenetxea gave Actual Sociedad a 1-0 victory over Levante, whereas Athletic Bilbao received by the identical scoreline at Celta Vigo.